Shannon Stacey

Archive for November, 2005

November search phrases

It’s not the first, but I felt like doing my search phrases today. I got slammed by people looking for the “I Like to Move It” video from Madagascar. Buy the DVD. It’s on there. And I really do get people looking for me and/or my book. But then there are the people looking for:

what is an ass tulip — All these months and I still don’t know.

kinky neighbor — I wanna live in that neighborhood.

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The Viking vigil begins…

I think Vikings are incredibly hot. And no, I don’t want to hear about how bad their teeth were and how badly they smelled because they wore dead animals. Blah blah blah. They are seriously hot. And since Scott does some seriously hot covers, I’m dying to see what he comes up with for Charli’s The Gripping Beast.

So I shall gather close the tall kid’s copy of Horrible Histories: The Vicious Vikings by Terry Deary and periodically impart … Read More »

Yippy Skippy

Well, I was going to blog about something Stephen King said in On Writing with which I pretty strongly disagree, even though I hug the book close to me on a regular basis for inspiration. But apparently the last time I hugged it, I put it back in a bizarre place, because I can’t find it now to get the quote from the book.

Huh. All dressed up to blog, and nothing to write.

It’s probably just as well. A … Read More »

New contract and…other stuff

I started off my Monday with a contract from Samhain Publishing for 72 Hours. It’s a romantic suspense which I don’t have a blurb for yet. We’re very, very tentatively looking at spring, so I’ve got a little room with my deadline, and plus it’s the first in a series, so :woot:

I didn’t get the Walmart Black Friday laptop. We came very, very close, but the bottom line came down to believing in the “You get what you … Read More »

Openingitis

The opening of every book I write kills me. Every single time. I write chapter one, then rewrite the opening. Write a love scene, then rewrite the opening. Write the black moment, then rewrite the opening. Write the first I love you moment, then…yadda yadda yadda.

I’m never happy with them. I know the importance of a good opening—a point constantly hammered home by agents talking about zipping off a rejection if the first paragraph doesn’t grab them and readers … Read More »

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